Power Hour: Making Minutes Count helps Boys & Girls Club members ages 6-18 achieve academic success by providing homework support, tutoring and technology engaged activities. The program gives Club members assistance, resources and guidance in a safe place and under the supervision of qualified tutors. By encouraging members to develop a daily habit of completing homework and studying, in a dedicated space with adult support, Power Hour helps members make a commitment to school and learning.
By doing homework, members learn how to:
Homework assistance and tutoring
Elementary, Middle School and High School youth who regularly participate in quality afterschool programs;
Power Hour gives parents peace of mind during out-of-school time by providing Club members with;
Our professional youth development staff are trained to implement this age-appropriate curriculum. Professionals identify what each member needs in order to achieve academic success. Skill-based, stand-alone lessons are designed to reinforce skills through tutoring, small-group enrichment and online stations in order to address individual learning styles.
Club Boys & Girls clubs foster positive learning environments
Facilitator Boys & Girls Clubs' youth development facilitators believe all members can learn
Program Boys & Girls Clubs' learning stations and Bring Your Own Technology (BYOT) model supports members' creativity and ingenuity
Every day, 15 million kids leave school with no place to go.
How do Clubs implement the program?
Summer Brain Gain can be fun and easily implemented with proper planning and preparation. Optimal implementation conditions include:
• Instituting Summer Brain Gain club-wide to yield the greatest impact
• Acquiring all required materials at least two weeks prior to facilitation
• Providing flexible learning spaces that can be prepped prior to beginning instruction
• Allotting 14-17 instructional hours per week for upper elementary youth
• Allotting 10-14 instructional hours per week for early elementary youth
• Following recommended guidelines for each grade level
• Allowing facilitators 45 minutes each day for prepping
Is training a part of the program?
Training is available to all Clubs. BGCA provides the following training opportunities:
• Implementation webinar
• Planning kit
• All Staff Conferences
• Learning Coach module
Do Clubs have to implement Summer Brain Gain STEM modules?
STEM modules are an optional way to keep youth engaged with an extra two weeks of programming while paving the pathway to college and careers through Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.
Can youth be program drop-ins?
It is recommended that Clubs develop a plan that allows drop-ins to be involved in programming, while simultaneously maintaining fidelity of program implementation.
How can Clubs participate?
To participate, complete the following steps:
1. Register your Club
2. Review curricula and facilitate Planning Kit
3. Identify a learning coach
4. Facilitate Summer Brain Gain Learning Coach module
5. Implement program with fidelity